Friday, November 21st 2014
Tech savvy alum a 'force' to be reckoned with in social media
Amber Corrin was named one of Huffington Post's Top Technology Professionals on Twitter for a reason. Her interest in military technology, paired with her experience covering defense IT and the energy sector, helped solidify the skill set that she would eventually use to land her current position as senior staff writer at Gannett Government Media where she covers defense for two of its online news resources, Federal Times and C4ISR & Networks. Read more about this awesome Mountaineer.
At age 89, Lou Birurakis remains Mountaineer Strong
As a young boy, Lou Birurakis spent an abundance of time figuring out ways to watch WVU football. He sold Coca-Cola at games so he could watch his favorite team. And while Lou never played organized football growing up - he played at home with a milk can - he would become part of a team that eventually won the 1949 Sun Bowl. Hear more about Lou's story.
Gee unveils 'big ideas' in State of University Address
In his first State of the University address on the Morgantown campus in some 30 years, President Gordon Gee unveiled "big" ideas to propel WVU and its partners forward as one cohesive academic and economic force. See and hear more.
Mountaineers on a mission in Haiti
A group of Mountaineers participated in a medical mission to Haiti. During the five-day trip, members saw more than 1,200 Haitians in need of medical assistance. The group included: John Anderson ('70 BSBA); Marcia Hetzel Anderson ('72 BS English Ed); Catherine Greenwald Perry ('72 BS Elementary Ed); Shelly Marsh Hodges ('91 Pharmacy); Lora Higginbotham Hayes ('71 BSN); Rick Hayes ('70 BA Zoology, '74 MD); Emily Jeffrey ('99 Pharmacy); and Mark Painter ('14 Pharmacy).
More than 400 WVU students awarded scholarships
The WVU Alumni Association, through its Loyalty Permanent Endowment Fund, awarded more than 400 scholarships to WVU students totaling more than $450,000. Students and their families enjoyed a reception in their honor where they personally met with trustees from the LPEF, as well as special guest West Virginia University President E.Gordon Gee. Read more about the LPEF scholarship program.
Alumni Volunteers Help Recruit Future Mountaineers
Hundreds of West Virginia University graduates volunteer their time recruiting the next generation of Mountaineers through WVU's Old Gold, New Blue student recruitment program. Alumni in the Texas recently participated in training to help give them the resources needed to bring the best and brightest to the WVU Campus.(Members of our Dallas-Ft. Worth Chapter are pictured here with Terry Jackson from WVU) Learn more!
New alumni chapter in Shanghai Extends WVU's Global Footprint
WVU grads never truly leave their alma mater behind. They constantly serve as ambassadors; always proudly carrying the Flying WV. That Mountaineer pride is felt all over the world, thanks to the efforts of international graduates. The University recently helped to officially launch the Shanghai Chapter of the WVU Alumni Association to bring graduates together and provide opportunities for them to become more involved in the life of WVU. Read more about the new chapter.
Where in the world has your Flying WV been?
Nathan & Kacey Hoot showed off their Flying WV at Cataratas Cortes in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Nathan and Kacey are both 2007 grads of the WVU College of Business & Economics. Show us where your Flying WV has been - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.